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Brent Axe Reveals Plans for Life After Radio

SYRACUSE -- Last week, Brent Axe revealed that today would be his final day hosting his afternoon sports talk show, On the Block, on The Score 1260 (WSKO). Originally mum about his plans, Axe has revealed he has accepted a new position as "Community Sports Engagement Specialist" with syracuse.com.

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Brent Axe Leaving The Score 1260

SYRACUSE -- Brent Axe has been talking sports as host of On the Block every weekday afternoon for most of the past decade -- first at the former SportsRadio 620 (WHEN) for Clear Channel, and since 2008, at Cumulus Media's The Score 1260 (WSKO). But in less than two weeks, Axe will be stepping off […]

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While We Were Out: K-Rock Hosts in Court; TV's Mr. Food Dies

SYRACUSE -- We're back from some rest and relaxation out-of-town over Thanksgiving with a recap of two stories from the latter part of the week.  The legal action between K-ROCK's morning hosts and their former employer appear to be over.  And television viewers are mourning the passing of longtime syndicated chef and upstate New York […]

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95X Posts Morning Show Opening

SYRACUSE -- One month after Hunter Scott and Josh Grosvent resigned from 95X (WAQX) -- only to reappear at rival K-ROCK a couple days later, setting off a flurry of legal action -- the Cumulus-owned rocker has officially opened the search for a new morning host.  According to the posting, "Qualified Candidates will possess integrity, […]

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Syracuse Grad to Host Overnights for CBS Sports Radio

SYRACUSE -- When the new CBS Sports Radio network launches on January 2, the lineup on "select stations" will include a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.  Damon Amendolara, who was Sports Director of WAER prior to graduating in 2001, has been assigned to the network's overnight shift.

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Kathy Rowe Celebrates 30 Years at Y94

SYRACUSE -- Congratulations to Y94 (WYYY) program director and morning host Kathy Rowe, on her 30 years with the Clear Channel adult contemporary (and temporarily all-Christmas) station.  Rowe, her husband Frank Malfitano and Clear Channel GM Joel Delmonico recently spoke with Jessica Novak of the Syracuse NewTimes (and Cumulus Media's 105.9 The Rebel WXTL) for […]

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POTW: Smiles Aplenty at 93Q Pet Costume Contest

SYRACUSE -- We know Halloween was over a week ago, but Hurricane Sandy warranted a last-minute change in our Picture of the Week scheduling.  This week, we'll circle back around to Halloween festivities as we continue our record-breaking run of sharing reader-submitted photos with you every Friday.

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Rock Radio Rumble Update: New KROCK Ad Taunts 95X Manager

SYRACUSE -- First, two guys left their morning show at Cumulus Media's 95X (WAQX) and went to work across town at Galaxy's KROCK (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL).  Next, Cumulus got upset and took the two guys to court.  Twice.  Although the two guys were banned from using phrases they coined at 95X, neither court blocked them from working […]

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Court Denies 2nd Cumulus Attempt to Keep Hunter & Josh Off KROCK

ROCHESTER -- We didn't think we'd be using our "Cumulus vs. The Show" graphic again until later in the month, but according to Galaxy Communications, the legal team at Cumulus Media has made a second attempt to force Hunter Scott and Josh Grosvent off-the-air at Galaxy's KROCK.  The pair has been doing mornings at KROCK […]

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Court Allows KROCK Hosts to Stay On-Air, But With Conditions

Updated 6:00pm -- SYRACUSE -- Josh Grosvent and Hunter Scott will be allowed to continue hosting mornings for KROCK stations in the Syracuse (WKRL/WKRH) and Utica-Rome (WKLL) markets. But a state judge says the pair cannot refer to their program as "The Show" anymore. The judge also set forth some other conditions, after discussing the […]

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